The following are brief biographies of the executive officers and directors of the Company:
Mr. Keating has over 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry. He conducted early and advanced stage exploration with Noranda and was a global commodity analyst for gold, silver, and base metals with the Federal Government of Canada. During the last 10 years, Mr. Keating was president and chief executive officer for Black Bull Resources and Golden Chalice Resources. Mr. Keating holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Concordia University.
Ms. Brennan has been a consultant for 12 years providing strategic advice and organizing and structuring financings to numerous early stage companies in the junior resource sector. She brings knowledge of finance, accounting and public markets to PJX. Ms. Brennan has served in the capacity of corporate secretary for several TSXV listed companies. Ms. Brennan holds Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University, respectively.
Mr. Clare is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and a partner at the law firm of Bennett Jones LLP. Mr. Clare practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Clare’s practice is focused on the mining and oil and gas sectors. His transactional experience includes domestic and cross-border public and private corporate finance transactions, representing issuers and underwriters as well as merger and acquisition transactions. He also advises public issuers on general corporate and securities law matters including stock exchange listings, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance issues. Mr. Clare holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Western Ontario and Acadia University, respectively.
Mr. Pearson is a geologist with over 20 years experience in the mining and capital markets sectors. His background in mining comprises both exploration and production. Mr. Pearson’s capital markets experience includes equity and debt research and investment banking as a vice president. He is currently president of Locarno Advisory Inc., a boutique advisory firm specializing in corporate mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory, asset review and asset disposition. Mr. Pearson holds Bachelor of Science (Geology) and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Alberta and Queen’s University, respectively.
Mr. Parker is currently the Vice President, Marketing Division of Geovic Mining Corporation. Mr. Parker previously held a senior management role at Jaguar Nickel Inc. Mr. Parker has developed an extensive network of investor contacts and mining analysts, on a worldwide basis, including relationships with major banks and securities houses. Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science, University of Chile.
Mr. Del Campo holds a Certified Management Accountant designation. Mr. Del Campo worked for the Falconbridge group of companies in financial positions, including Controller and Treasurer of Falconbridge Dominicana and Falconbridge Gold Corporation, a gold mining company with operating mines in Africa and Canada. Over the past 13 years, Mr. Del Campo has been a director and vice president of finance and chief executive officer at a number of junior exploration companies listed on the TSX and TSXV and is the former CFO of First Nickel Inc.